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Forum: The Books 01-11-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,060
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
What are Tolkien's lasting writings?

Can someone point to what Tolkien's last writings were, as in, his last notes or drafts or writings whether on the subject of LOTR, or last revisions of The Silmarillion say between 1969 and 1973?
Forum: The Books 12-23-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,544
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
Gandalf vs. Sauron (Hobbit Movie Spoilers)

In the latest Hobbit film, we see something utterly ridiculous, something that never happened--and would never happen--in the books: A duel between Gandalf and Sauron. And Gandalf, despite holding...
Forum: The Books 12-23-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,873
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
What differentiates the Valar from the Maiar?

What differentiates the Valar from the Maiar? They are both Ainur, correct?

Also, were the Maiar as old as the Valar--did all the Ainur come into being at the same time, in the Beginning? More to...
Forum: The Books 12-23-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,493
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
More than five Istari?

In UT it said that the number of the Istari is unknown, but that Five were considered chief among them--or at least important. I find it interesting that Tolkien would say that the number of the...
Forum: The Books 09-24-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,503
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
Gollum questions.

It is said that prolonged ownership of the Ring will eventually turn one into a wraith. Yet Gollum had the Ring for around 400 years and I am sure used it numerous times in that time--to sneak, to...
Forum: The Books 09-21-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,085
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
Why was Boromir allowed to join the Fellowship?

Boromir had made it kind of, well, obvious at the Council that he did not see harm in using The Ring? Even if he was somewhat quelled by Elrond, his first thought was to use the Ring for strength and...
Forum: The Books 09-10-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,013
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
Is The Children of Hurin better than the Lord of the Rings?

Do you feel The Children of Hurin--or any of the other stories from The Silmarillion--is better than The Lord of the Rings?

I honestly feel like while LOTR is justifiably lauded, most of...
Forum: The Books 09-09-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,078
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
Sauron's nature

What made Sauron evil per se?
What was his vision of Middle Earth? How would a Middle Earth, as completely won by Sauron, have looked?
What was the nature of his personality, in a sense, his being?...
Forum: The Books 08-29-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,861
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
But the question is, would JRRT have approved of...

But the question is, would JRRT have approved of the published version as put out by his son?

If so, could that perhaps settle the "is it canon?" debate?

I mean if JRRT would've approved, I'd...
Forum: The Books 08-28-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,861
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
How close is the published The Silmarillion to JRRT's Silmarillion?

I am just curious--

How close would you feel the published Silmarillion is to a version of it that JRRT would've published himself had he lived? Like, percentage wise I guess?

Would the father...
Forum: The Books 08-28-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,307
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
The Nature of the Nine

Were the Nine--those who would become Ringwraiths--good/just people before the Rings enslaved them?

And also, in their slavery, did they have anything of a "mind" anymore? Or were they simply...
Forum: The Books 08-27-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,336
Posted By TheLostPilgrim

Here is what I do not get about Saruman's descent into evil:

Shouldn't he, of all people, have known that the Ring could only work evil? That it could not be used for a noble or good purpose, for...
Forum: The Books 08-26-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,343
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
Why didn't Grima....

I forget if this is a film invention or not....But Grima held sway with Theoden, did he not? He had Theoden sort of under his control?

If so, why didn't he coerce Theoden into SIDING with...
Forum: The Books 08-26-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,949
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
How to simplify the Lord of the Rings and Silmarillion?

How can I simplify the depth, beauty, themes and story of The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion down for someone who has NO CONCEPTION of it? I tried reading excerpts of the Silmarillion to my...
Forum: The Books 08-25-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,926
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
Gandalf the Grey and Gandalf the White

A question:

Why is it treated almost as if Gandalf the Grey and Gandalf the White are two different entities? Both are 'cloaks' for the immortal spirit of Olorin...Yet they are treated very...
Forum: The Books 08-25-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,812
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
Were the Istari already old men...?

Were the Istari already old men when they arrived in Middle Earth--What I mean is, where they clad in the flesh of aged men from their arrival, or did they simply slowly age over the millenia into...
Forum: The Movies 02-16-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 39,134
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
Who here enjoyed the movie?

While the movie took it's share of liberties with the original work, and changed plot elements around and the tone...Did anyone else enjoy it for what it is, a cinematic adaptation?

I went into...
Forum: The Movies 12-13-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,380
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
The Hobbit down to 69% on RT, 59/100 on Metacritic

Not looking good....
This is what happens when you stretch one book into three movies.
Having LOTR be three movies was perfectly understandable as the one book was divided up into three parts to...
Forum: The Movies 12-13-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 41,576
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
Radagast in The Hobbit Film (SPOILERS)

Apparently, in the Hobbit film, Radagast literally has a bird's nest in his hair and his beard and hair are covered in bird droppings.

''He is wearing a funnily-shaped hat with dominant brown and...
Forum: The Movies 12-13-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 56,015
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
Actually, people have compared Radagast to Jar...

Actually, people have compared Radagast to Jar Jar. Apparently, PJ has Radagast driving a sled pulled by bunnies and has his hair and beard literally covered in birdsh*t. No lie. Radagast literally...
Forum: The Movies 12-13-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 56,015
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
Hobbit at 74% on RottenTomatoes

I've seen a lot of comparisons with The Phantom Menace...
Forum: The Books 12-01-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,638
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
Gandalf is sort of the inverse of Merlin: ...

Gandalf is sort of the inverse of Merlin:

Both advise and counsel but use different means. Gandalf always uses good to reach good ends. Merlin sometimes uses evil (IE the rape of Igrayne) to reach...
Forum: The Movies 11-24-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,582
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
What changes did CR introduce to the 50th...

What changes did CR introduce to the 50th anniversary edition?
Forum: The Books 11-24-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,319
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
Each Istari had a different mission?

Is it possible that the Istari were picked each for his own inborn talents/nature--Perhaps certain aspects of their nature they themselves weren't aware of? Rather than send say one mighty Maia who...
Forum: The Movies 11-24-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,582
Posted By TheLostPilgrim
Though from a cinematic perspective perspective,...

Though from a cinematic perspective perspective, it makes sense...It's hard to convey on film that inside Bilbo has this adventurous side waiting to burst out. It's conveyed in the novel through use...
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